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Louis XVI Loveseats

LOUIS XVI STYLE

Reflecting the final era of royal opulence before the upheaval of the French Revolution, antique Louis XVI furniture features more angular shapes than the Rococo curves of the Louis XV style, harkening back to the imposing grandeur of Louis XIV.

Dating between 1750 and 1800, an era that overlapped with the last king of France whose reign was cut short by the guillotine, Louis XVI furniture, known as the goût grec, is emblematic of the neoclassical revision that French furniture underwent during the second half of the 18th century.

Authentic Louis XVI furniture characteristics include clean lines and carved details such as scrolls and acanthus flourishes that were inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. This was informed by a burgeoning interest in antiquity in the 18th century, owing to new archaeological excavations at sites including Pompeii and Herculaneum. It largely eclipsed the more East Asian–influenced ornamentation of Louis XV for something more geometric and symmetrical.

The Louis XVI style was defined by what was being created for the palatial rooms at Versailles and Fontainebleau, particularly for the queen, with cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener being a favorite of Marie-Antoinette’s for his luxurious pieces accented with gilded bronze and marquetry. Furniture maker Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené was also a major designer of the period, with his pieces for the royal residences adorned with giltwood and neoclassical touches like tapered columns for chair legs and laurel leaf carvings. Cabinetmaker Adam Weisweiler occasionally incorporated into his furniture porcelain panels produced by Sèvres, a popular manufacturer of European ceramics that served the crown with serveware, vases and other decorative objects.

Find a collection of antique Louis XVI seating, tables, cabinets and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Louis XVI
Louis XVI Style White Painted Wooden Daybed with Curved Back and Pink Upholstery
Located in New York, NY
Louis XVI-style (early 20th Century) white antique painted daybed with rounded sides and leaf finials having restored pink upholstery.  
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20th Century Louis XVI Loveseats

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Fabric, Wood

Museum Quality Original Louis XVI Tapestry and Painted Canape Sofa
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Original French sofa covered with magnificent 18th century Aubusson tapestry bought in Avignon, France. Canape/sofa has a rectangular backrest over down curving arms and shaped seat ...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Tapestry, Wood

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XV-XVI Style Walnut Marquises
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of 19th century French Louis XV-XVI style walnut Marquises. Marquises are oversized Bergeres, loveseats or large chairs. This stunning pair of matching French Louis XVI style wa...
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1890s French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Velvet, Walnut

Louis XVI Style Small White Painted Wooden Rounded Wall Daybed
Located in New York, NY
Louis XVI-style (early 20th Century) white antique painted daybed with rounded sides and leaf finials having restored pink upholstery.    
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20th Century Louis XVI Loveseats

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Fabric, Wood

19th Century Venetian Loveseat or Canape
Located in Houston, TX
Chic 19th century Venetian walnut loveseat, canape or divanetto with a beautiful shapely back, scrolled arms and cabriole legs. This charming loveseat has been professionally upholst...
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19th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Velvet, Walnut

French 19th Century Louis XVI Settee
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary antique Louis XVI settee crafted out of wood fully restored by our craftsmen. This lovely piece has beautiful hand-carved details throughout the entire frame painted...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Metal

18th Century Italian Louis XVI Painted and Parcel Gilt Loveseat
Located in Houston, TX
18th Century Italian Louis XVI painted and parcel gilt loveseat, sofa, settee or divanetto. This stunning Italian loveseat has been professionally upholstered in a plush low pile cre...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Wood

Louis XVI Gilt Settee Loveseat Sofa with Fortuny Fabric
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional gilt settee with Fortuny fabric upholstery. We believe the frame is period Louis XVI, but we are not experts in this period. This example is in excellent condition, clean...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Upholstery, Giltwood

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Giltwood Marquise or Bergere
Located in Houston, TX
19th century French Louis XVI style giltwood marquise or bergere. This stunning antique French Louis XVI style marquise, bergere or chair is most comfortable. It has been Newly uph...
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1870s French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Giltwood

Italian Venetian Bleached Tete-a-tete with Zebra Print
Located in New York, NY
Italian Venetian style (19th Century) bleached tete-a-tete conversation seat with carved and upholstered black and white zebra print sides and dolphin arms.
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19th Century Unknown Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Wood

French Louis XV Upholstered Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an elegant French Louis XV style loveseat that has been professionally restored, is crafted out of wood, and has been newly painted in grey and ivory color with a beautiful d...
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1950s Belgian Vintage Louis XVI Loveseats

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Mahogany, Feathers, Fabric, Upholstery, Velvet, Foam

19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Canape with Cane & Cushion
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Louis XVI painted canape with cane & cushion is an excellent choice for an intimate seating group! The combination of neoclassical styling, timeless architecture,...
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1890s French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Cane, Walnut

19th Century, French Louis XVI Style Canape
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely antique French Louis XVI style painted and giltwood canapé or loveseat. This stunning sofa is a beautiful gray color with gilt trim. This 19th century French Louis XVI style l...
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Late 19th Century European Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Wood

Very Pretty Antique French Louis XVI Style Giltwood and Caned Loveseat
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Very pretty French Louis XVI style giltwood painted loveseat having elegant oval caned back, solid wood construction, round tapered arm rests, classic tapered reeded legs with carved...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XVI Loveseats

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Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Fancy Louis XVI Giltwood Sofa Loveseat with New Silk Upholstery
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Louis XVI style sofa having carved gilded wood and beautiful new upholstery. The lovely frame displays fluted columns topped by acanthus leaves. The base is composed of fluted and ta...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XVI Loveseats

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Newly Upholstered Carved Wood Louis XVI Style Canape
Located in New York, NY
Newly upholstered 1950's Louis XVI style carved wood sofa with columnal legs and carved ornamental details to corners. Single welting and arm cushions. Down wrapped seat. Age appropr...
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1950s American Vintage Louis XVI Loveseats

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Wood

French Louis XVI Velvet Loveseat
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style cream painted loveseat with bow knot carved back crest and velvet upholstered seat and back.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Upholstery, Velvet, Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Carved and Laqué Gilded Bergère Settees or Loveseats
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of Louis XVI style carved and Laqué gilded bergère settees. The elegant pair of carved loveseats, upholstered in a blue velvet, with padded backs and sides and a cushion seat,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Louis XVI Loveseats

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Wood

Elegant French Style Carved Sofa
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A large and deep French Style sofa with elaborately carved and shaped frame with a floral basket crest. The arm ends with carved acanthus leaves and bell flowers along the front fram...
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20th Century Louis XVI Loveseats

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Wood

French Louis XVI Style Settee with Blue Animal Print Velvet
Located in South Hamilton, MA
French Louis XVI painted sofa/settee frame with high continuous square back and sides (arms), fluted Louis XVI legs with rosette decoration. Professionally upholstered in a high-qual...
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Early 20th Century American Louis XVI Loveseats

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Fabric, Wood

French Louis XVI Style Aubusson Upholstered Loveseat
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI-style, 19th century gilt oval back Aubusson upholstered loveseat.   
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Antique Louis XVI Style Walnut Settee
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Continental Louis XVI style walnut settee, late 19th century.
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Late 19th Century European Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Upholstery, Walnut

Louis XVI Style Settee
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Louis XVI upholstered Settee has wonderful proportions. This hand carved wooded framed item is upholstered in a turquoise fabric. Mid 20th century.
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20th Century French Louis XVI Loveseats

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Upholstery, Wood

Vintage French Louis XVI Style Hollywood Regency Green Blue Settee Loveseat Sofa
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Louis XVI style Hollywood Regency green blue painted settee loveseat sofa. Item features green blue distress painted frame, solid wood construction, upholstered arm re...
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Mid-20th Century North American Louis XVI Loveseats

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Fabric, Wood, Paint

Louis XVI Style Sofa Modeled after Marie Antoinette Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Louis XVI style sofa modeled after a set that Marie Antoinette had made for her grand cabinet in the Tuileries Palace. Reproduced in France, circa 1930, most likely by Jansen.
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1930s French Vintage Louis XVI Loveseats

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Wood, Upholstery, Velvet

Louis XV Style Gilt Wood Settee
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Louis XV style gilt wood (gold leaf) settee, circa 1920's.
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Loveseats

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Gold Leaf

French Louis XVI Style Gilt and Filigree Carved Back Settee
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style (19th century) gilt and filigree carved back settee with Aubusson cushion.   
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Upholstery, Giltwood

19th Century French Vis-a-vis Giltwood Chair in Ivory Linen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French Vis-a-Vis giltwood chair from the 19th century in ivory linen with carved wood details.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Giltwood

Movie Star Antique Parcel Gilt French Louis XVI Style French Loveseat
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Superb elegant French Louis XVI style settee having delicately carved frame with authentic gold leaf finish. The seat is wide and deep for comfort, while the back is oval. You will f...
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1920s Vintage Louis XVI Loveseats

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Upholstery, Giltwood

Basket Love Seat
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A basket love seat style Louis XVI.  
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1890s French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Mahogany

Fine Carved Antique French Settee with High Arms
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A notable early French settee in a custom fabric treatment. The frame with high arms and canted back corners. Carved ribbon and leaf motifs on the crest rail, ribbon motif on the sea...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Wood

Settee Louis XVI Style, Loveseat
Located in Palm Beach, FL
French settee, early 19th century. Beautifully upholstered with pink satin broché. Original painted finish.
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Beech

Louis XVI Settee from Southwest France
Located in Carmel, CA
This rustic three seat ladder-back settee is from the Perigord region. It has a triple bowed frame front and back. The frame sides are also bowed at seat. The upholstered cap arms ha...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Walnut

Louis XVI-Style Settee or Loveseat Polychromed with New Upholstery, 19th Century
Located in Houston, TX
19th century. Settee with new upholstery, polychromed in pale cream color hue. Scrolled arms With a slightly arched crest rail. Reeded straight legs.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Hardwood

Louis XVI Style Settee/Love Seat, Polychromed with New Upholstery, 19th Century
Located in Houston, TX
19th century settee with new upholstery, polychromed in pale cream color hue. Scrolled arms with a slightly arched crest rail. Reeded straight legs.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Hardwood

Pair of 2 French Louis XVI Striped Loveseats
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI style (1st half 19th Cent) grey painted loveseats (Marquise) with carved frame and bow-knot on back with striped upholstery and cushion.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

French Louis XVI Green Striped Upholstery
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style (19/20th Cent) gilt loveseat with a carved oval back and green striped upholstery
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Loveseats

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Gold Leaf

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